Faculty SLO Form Instructions

Faculty SLO Form Instructions

Please complete a form for each SLO in your course. If you taught 2 or more sections of the same course, we are only requiring you to complete one report for one of your sections.

Make sure you enter PERCENTAGES at each level as described on the form. Round off to the nearest percent. Remember that level 3 is meeting the competency target, and level 4 is exceeding the target.

You will receive an emailed link with a customized entry form for SLOs in your course. Be prepared to enter percentages of students who hit each level.

Level 4 Mastery- Percent of students with Excellent/Very Good Achievement. Think of a grade of “A .”

Level 3 Competency -Percent of students with Good and Average Achievement. Think of a grade of “B” or “C.”

Level 2 Approaching Competency- Percent of students with Below Average Achievement. Think of a grade of “D.”.

Level 1 Beginning Competency- Percent of students who did not meet standard, did not complete or only met a small portion of the standard. Think of a grade of “F.”

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
BeginningApproachingCompetentMastery

Thank you for your help! The SLO data will go into a database rather than collating and manually putting together hundreds of Excel spreadsheets.

SLO Process (2019-20)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The accrediting agencies require the assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. This is one area where reporting for colleges differs from high schools. Student learning outcomes (SLOs), while related to grades, are assessed separately. SLOs deal with skills, knowledge, or understanding that students should be able to do or demonstrate. It is expected that college students will be able to demonstrate higher order thinking (using Bloom’s Taxonomy as the model). To illustrate, in U.S. History it would be better if students could analyze the reasons for the American Civil War rather than simply memorize the Presidents’ names in order.

Keep in mind that the SLOs should relate to the college’s academic program outcomes, and are also found in your course syllabus). The primary way that we assess program outcomes is through the course-level SLOs.

Discipline Related SLOs

Generally, the program outcomes your SLOs will relate to are discipline-related. For example, English and literature courses will mostly deal with program outcome 1 (communications); art and music will relate to program outcome 2 (humanities); and math courses will relate to program outcome 3 (mathematics).  Character education/global citizenship related outcomes will be assessed in various courses. Other program outcomes will be assessed in courses particularly amenable to them, such as reading (primary sources) in history courses and speaking in foreign language courses.

Rubrics

Rubrics scale is based on a 4-level system. The general expectation remains that 80% of students will score at level 3, Competent, or 4, Mastery. Level 4 would include outstanding or excellent work.  Level 3 would typically include good and above average work. Level 2 would apply to the low average range and also to deficient work and 1 should be used to state that the student failed.

The four levels for assessment are:

Level 4- Mastery Level 3 – Competency Level 2 – Approaching Competency Level 1-Beginning Competency

Reporting SLO Data – New for 2019-20

Finally, the reporting will be based on the SLO you decided to assess, such as in an exam, discussion postings, essay, etc. Again, the goal should be that 80% will score at the Competency or Mastery level (3 and 4).

You will receive a link to report your SLOs for each course taught.  You will enter data for what % of students in that section achieved mastery, competency, etc.  This reporting form will go into the College’s database, which is used for strategic planning, improving the academic program, and reporting to accreditation agencies.

  • Calendar

    • Last day to withdrawal from a course—Grade of “W” will appear on transcript

      December 7, 2019
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    • Registration begins for Spring 2020 semester

      December 10, 2019
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